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Friday, August 30, 2013

Tutorial using A2 nested template

I was asked to do a tutorial on making this card.
I used the QuicKutz A2 nesting template. It has 17 dies.

I fastened together with blue painters tape these templates

I trimmed the tape a little and dusted what was sticky with my embossing buddy.


The templates I used to cut the solid stock were 1/4" larger than the original templates. When the frame is mounted you have a 1/8" edge. There is a template for the large brown piece which I didn't use. My brown cardstock is already cut to A2 size.


That's it folks! The hardest part is mounting it so you have even edges. The biggest frame is the hardest because it is floppy and doesn't do what you want it to do.

I have now made a few of these. The 2 largest frames are wobbly to mount. I cut from very light weight cardstock 2 uncut (not frames) pieces. I put adhesive on the wrong side of the frame, lay it face up and apply the solid light weight piece in top. It gives the frame some stability when you start layering.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

ODBD August challenge

The August ODBD challenge for OWH was to use pink, brown and green. I used both sides of designer paper from SEI.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Autumn birds

I made several cards using this Bugaboo digital image. Used my Copics to color. Used papers I have had for years. At least 1 sheet said 2008.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Owl always love you.

I truly enjoyed making this image. The owl is a Hero Arts stamp. The Hero Arts blog showed a card with this color blocking and I had the stamp. I knew I had to give it a try. I stamped in black Memento. I used a Copic multi liner in black to draw the lines. I re stamped the branch using Distress color markers. I applied the cut out owl to the branch. The sentiment is a stamp from another owl set by Darcies. The background paper is actually a little more gold than this shows.

These are the Copic colors I used.
YG93 base-YG63 to outline
Y26 base-E84 to outline
E07 base-E19 outline
Y23 base-YR61 outline
E25-brown parts

Distress markers
frayed burlap-branch
spiced marmalade-leaves
mustard seed-to fill in leaves

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

OWH Sketch #184

This is just the kind of sketch I enjoy working with. I used a mix of designer paper brands. The nut paper is Bo Bunny. The sentiment is a digital image from Create With TLC. I went over the word nuts with a clear glaze pen to add some pop. I made 10 cards for my OWH box.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Fall is here. NOT!

It is time for us to make fall cards for OWH. The sunflower and script paper are Graphic 45. The plaid paper is from K&Co. I decided to change things up a bit. I pierced the strip and hand sewed in some embroidery thread. A few errors here and there in the piercing. I tossed 2 strips. I used a small hole canvas from M's for a guide. I have 4 cards with the plaid and 6 with the script. I love it when I can cut a big piece of paper in 2" strips and make 12 cards.